Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of smoke, coal, roasted malts and some leather. Palate is medium with a slick palate. Very smokey taste, but a nice balance also. A very Nice beer from Nøgne Ø.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good brew from Nogne. Deep reddish brown pour with a medium filmy head. Nose is nice and Bamber-y in just the way I was hoping for. Very smooth body, almost heavy enough to pass for a porter. Taste is a bit different than the nose, with slight more char and even a touch of juniper perhaps? Like one of those traditional ale experiments these and other Scandinavian brewers put out in a sense. But it certainly tilts more towards a traditional rauch and, while it won’t displace Aecht, it was better than average.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from The Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep, dark, opaque brown with a finger of beige head that leaves some lace. Aroma of smoked malts, tobacco, roast, and powdery chocolate. The flavor is smokier, but still fairly mild and has some dark fruits. Medium-bodied, with soft carbonation and a smoky, roasty mouthfeel. Not a bad smoked ale.
Koelschtrinker (9894) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Milder Beginn mit nur leichter Rauchigkeit. Erfrischend, zu trocken. Auch im Mittelteil zu mild, die Raucharomen sind hier ehr noch geringer. Dunkelmalziger Abgang. Schade! 10/9/8/8/10/8
marcus (5892) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours black with a thin beige head and a very smoky treacle aroma. There is a charcoal and dark molasses flavor that sticks to the palate. A bit too smoky for me, otherswise not bad.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a slight beige head. Aroma of smoke (and pine?). Med minus body. Flavor is ashy charcoal with a hint of toffee or treacle. Finishes dry, smoky and astringent.
mrmartin (649) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with creamy tan head. Faintly roasted malts and smoky nose. Super light and dry body. Lingering but faint smokiness. Clean and slightly smoky finish
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with the slightest red tint and a thin dark tan head.
Scent is rich, sweet malts, charcoal,dark fruit, light smoke and peat.
Taste is semi-sweet, slight caramel, more fruit, a little chocolate.....
Not overly smoky, just a bit at the back of the throat. Quite good.
Very smooth and slick. Dry.
As a smoked, it’s pretty mild, but for overall taste, it’s quite excellent.
Mortlach (931) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25/05/2012 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Bevuta al Nøgne Ø Special Beer Festival. Bruna, riflessi color miele di castagno, schiuma biancastra leggera, poco persistente. Al naso sentori di malto con note affumicate, splendidamente bilanciata. In bocca ha un’attacco di malto dolce e un finale affumicato. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Davvero molto buona.
SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Paul for breaking this out, he knows i love the smoke!! .. . Pours a very deep brown black .. mild foam .. fuckin west ham cheats .. . deep ashtray, dark roast, and mild smoke .. . slick mouthfeel .. . pretty good smoked beer i must say .. . . surely its too late, surely.. 4 minutes left- come on you tangerines!